Vie et oeuvre de l'Aleijadinho" (le petit estropié), le Michel-Ange du Minas Gerais, légende du baroque brésilien

Aix-en-Provence - Art contemporain - Thursday 18 November 2021 at 6.30 pm. - Free

Le baroque brésilien est un art anonyme. A l'époque, la plupart des artistes travaillaient en groupe, dans des ateliers. Le sculpteur sur bois collaborait avec un peintre, qui dorait ou recouvrait de couleurs la statue. L'œuvre, conçue comme collective, n'était pas signée. Par ailleurs, les créateurs étant en majorité des mulâtres, nombre d'entre eux n'étaient même pas inscrits dans les registres de l'état civil. Cet anonymat connaît une exception notable: le sculpteur Antonio Francisco Lisboa, baptisé par les Brésiliens du sobriquet affectueux d' «Aleijadinho», «le Petit Estropié». Né en 1738 et mort en 1814, il incarne à lui seul la grande légende du baroque brésilien. Tout d'abord par ses origines. Il est né d'un père architecte portugais et d'une mère esclave noire, affranchie à la naissance de son petit. Un symbole fort qui résume l'esprit du pays: le génie de la sculpture est un enfant naturel, fruit de la mixité ethnique. Sa vie est aussi une légende baroque, haute en couleur et animée par un grand drame, comme l'Amérique latine les adore. En effet, l'Aleijadinho tire son surnom d'un mystérieux mal qui le frappa dans les dernières années de sa vie. Il était atteint d'une maladie dégénérative qui provoqua la disparition progressive du mouvement des doigts de ses mains et de ses pieds. Il devait attacher ses instruments à ses bras pour pouvoir continuer de sculpter et marchait sur les genoux.

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Where to stay

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Les Hauts Pinchinats
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Archevêché theater
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Women's ready-to-wear.

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Maison des senteurs
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Cultural place

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